Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Gift Tags

It's definitely safe to say I am a paper hoarder. I'm obsessed with water colors and I'm a paper hoarder. I have a REALLY hard time throwing away any scrap paper. Even if it's the smallest sliver, I still think that 11 days from now I will get a brilliant idea and NEED that tiny piece of paper.

I needed a cute tag for a present I was giving the other day but I didn't want to do a whole card. I went to my scrap drawer and made a super simple tag just using a piece of kraft paper and scrapbook paper. I punched a tiny hole at the top and attached a burlap string and there you have it! How cute would one of these be tied to a mason jar for a holiday gift? Another great thing about using scraps is a lot of paper is double sided but with most of the products I make, you only end up seeing one side. This is a great way to stretch your resources!

I made this set and put them up on Etsy so go take a look!  

Monday, September 10, 2012

Personalized Card Set

How was everyone's weekend?? I was a busy girl. I got crazy with the paper. I just found way too much great stuff on sale this weekend and I can't wait to share it all with you! 

Can you believe we're almost halfway through September?? Where did this year go...It's almost the holidays! Everyone's getting cards from me this year :) I'm all about keeping the stress levels low and the crafting projects high. You should think about doing the same! Homemade gifts are the BEST and I feel like no one expects them nowadays so they are double special. Grab your 40% off coupon and head to Michaels. Let me know if you need any ideas! 

Anyways, one of the sweetest people I know is getting married this weekend and I wanted to make her something that had her new initials on it! I think for a girl, seeing her soon-to-be initials in real life is both scary and insanely exciting so I loved watching her expression when she opened the personalized cards I made her! Just FYI, the ones in this post are a set I made with my initials and put up on Etsy but hers looked almost exactly the same...sweet, simple and personally hers!

This would be a great project for the holidays! The best part is searching for paper that fits the recipients personality and from there it's up to your imagination to run wild. I fully support busting out the watercolors as well ;)  

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Watercolor Card Set

HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND!!! I hope everyone is doing something fun during these gorgeous days. I have lots of card ideas I want to bring to life but the pool is looking prettttttttty enticing right about now...Oh! And if you are a Jo-Ann fabric and craft store lover like I am, they have some GREAT sales this weekend so you should check them out :)

Here's another card set I added to my Etsy shop this morning. Holla to the watercolors! I just made a fun little pattern up the sides of each card and added this flower stamp in the middle for a fun everyday card. 

Alrighty, get off your computer and get outside and do something fun! Happy crafting and relaxing!